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them. so, it's really. >> one source told me the studios are unlikely to go off individuals too often because they worry the court case could go against them. it's likely the industry will be forced to adapt if it wants to beat the pirates. phil lavelle, al jazeera, los angeles. >> that will do it for this hour. the news continues now with my colleague, michelle carry. >> thank you very much. this is "al jazeera america." i am richelle carey in new york with a look at today's top stories. secretary of state kerry warns of harsh vie sanctions against russia. government soldiers drive out boko haram out of a strattegeic town. >> another winter storm across the east coast and into new england. >> a very potent and virulent organism that can cause death. >> and in our deeper look the growing threat to patients in american hospitals.
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increased frustration over the ineffective ceasefire in ukraine. it was a major topic in london. between secretary john kerry, and the british foreign secretary hammond. each other is blamed for the ceasefire, itself thought that we know who is behind the problem. >> russia engaged in a brazen and cynical process over the last days. there is no secret. all kinds of visibility and technical means and satellites and the ability to watch what they are doing. no to a certainty.
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of what russia has been providing to the separatists. we talk about how we maintain u.n. unity, and u.s. alignment in response to those breaches of that agreement the two diplomats discussed the possibility of adding economic sanctions against president vladimir putin in moscow kerry adding that president obama could decide if the u.s. will take more action against russia nows of a new round of financial sanctions appeared to annoy the russians as opposed to causing major concerns. >> reporter: the likely kremlin response to john kerry's remarks is that increase in sanctions would be counterproductive, leading to tensions and the kremlin would have to come up with an appropriate response. the west is in a dilemma. at the moment it doesn't seem to be minded to use any significant
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military force, other than considering supplying of the ukranian army with defensive weaponry. the sanctions applied don't seem to have changed the kremlin's behaviour in any way. we are in a position where the west is talking about giving the sanctions a turn of the screw to see if it has effect. it's not to say they have this no effect. they had a significant effect on russian public opinion, and they have annoyed a lot of ordinary russian, making anti-western sentiment more pronounced. that is played to the maximum effect by the creme lines. today you have thousands of people out on the streets. it is called an anti-maidan rally. that is to say, the people who were on this were saying what happened in ukraine was a disaster and nothing of the sort should be allowed to happen
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here in russia rory challands reporting from moscow. secretary of state john kerry says there's gaps in reaching a nuclear deal with iran. kerry warned that america is ready to act if no framework is reached by the march deadline the nigerian army has retaken a town formerly under the town of boko haram. it is on the border with chad niger and cameroon. the town is a headquarters for a multinational military force from all four countries, we have more from abuja. >> reporter: the recapture of baga is a significant victory for the nigeria army. it's been the thorn in the fight against the group over the last
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year. two controversial event have taken place in the town this year in january. there were reports that at least 2,000 people were killed by boko haram, and the military were basically accused of turning a blind eye to this. 2013, similar accusations. two people were killed by boko haram, and dumped in a mass grave. there were accusations of nonresponse to sos calls. it was importance for the nigerian military to get the town back. what they are telling us is many were killed in the violence many boko haramions, and they were able to get records that the group were holding. anti-aircraft vehicles and they are hoping the town is under the control of the nigerian armies that will see the many thousands that fled to neighbouring
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countries like niger republic return a victory against boko haram comes as france's foreign minister is touring the region. both are participating in a multinational air offensive against boko haram. the campaign is scheduled to begin. later, abd-rabbu mansour hadi says he is technically still the president. he issued a statement from aden. he left the capital sanaa, after being held for weeks understand house arrest by houthi fighters in a statement obtained by al jazeera america, abd-rabbu mansour hadi called the houthi advances illegitimate. >> he's been silenced and under house arrest by houthi militias for weeks. somehow the president abd-rabbu mansour hadi managed to escape. from aden he issued a statement with demands. he said that all decisions, measures and appointments taken
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are null and void. he called on the militia to leave the capital. previous such as initiatives and national dialogue should be maintained and built up. he called on the international community to support the legitimacy and protect the process and offer support. but, according to many yemenis, abd-rabbu mansour hadi supporters the statement ignores several key issues. most important his resignation. abd-rabbu mansour hadi is seen as a game changer. he had a couple of opponents and others agreed on a new legislative government. abd-rabbu mansour hadi's re-emergens from the shadows
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made it difficult to ignore him. and go ahead with the plan. constitutionally, he is the legitimate president. he can choose whether to step down or leave yemen from aden. many times and political formations in the south and north announced loyalty to president abd-rabbu mansour hadi, and expressed readiness to fight understand his leadership. but the lack of clarity left many confused. children have been abducted in south sudan. they were taken in the town. witnesses surrounded the area going door to door rounding up boys. it's believed they were taken to be used as child slaves and are demanding their release. lawyers for the arrest in vens
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are asking for charges to be dropped against them. >> reporter: intelligence dressed in cam flig - this man has been indicted for conspiracy. transferred to a prison where another opposition leader has been held leopoldo lopez, reportedly in confinement. including an assassination attempt. plans were for a traditional government to replace the president: i will not give in to the enemy. i will fight against the traitors. >> as shortages of basic commodities forced venezuela to queue, the government is blaming the opposition and the u.s. for what it calls an economic war to destabilize the country.
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>> what am i saying here that they are imposing restrictions strangling people. we must close ranks. this is a continued effort. ongoing, once a week of the venezuela government to draw attention from the country's economic and political problems and try to distract. >> nicolas maduro's public approval rating has found to 60%. he will provide evidence to prove the right wing had joined in the conspiracy prompting the president to issue a denial. they called on the opposition to be respected. and the outgoing organization
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said venezuela must stop the events leading to spiralling of polarition ace. >> grease's economy will not collapse. a deal has been struck to extend the lon. the government will present reforms as part of the deal. they took out more than a billion from the banks. join us as we look at the full crisis that's on the week ahead. >> the secretary of defense made a surprise visit to afghanistan, trying to assess whether plans are threatening afghan security. >> the priority is to make sure this process sticks. >> that is why there's a number
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of options being considered. including changes to the timeline or drawdown of u.s. drops. that could mean looking at the timing and sequence to ensure we have the right array to support our gains. president obama believes that levels have been cut. the new president has been more cooperative than the u.s. and as indicated wants to see the u.s. troop withdrawn. the group responsible for the deadly attack in the kenyan mall is threatening popular areas in the left. al-shabab in a video is naming america, minnesota, and the popular oxford street in london. there was a responsibility for the attack at the westgate mall.
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al-shabab was responsible. they are now profiling shopping centers and businesses that are american or jewish owned. in response it was said: extra precautions have been implemented. >> a texas prison has been forced to move thousands of inmates after extensive damage to the facility. it started as a protest in the border town. it's mostly low-level offenders, who are immigrants who can be deported. 2,000 inmates seized control of parts on friday. they were angry over medical services at the facility.
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two officers and inmates were injured. another round of winter storms are heading from georgia to new england, causing headaches for air and road travel. more than 1500 flight were cancelled. they were simply delayed. nicole mitchell is here with more on the weather. it's nasty. >> two storms and more cold air. there's a little bit of everything, and speaking of the cold air, look at what it's done for the lakes. we are so frozen over. 84% of the great lakes are iced over. this is a crater stuck in the ice. and you would think to yourself that's the lake that's the furthest south of the great lake, and the shallowest. let's take a closer look at the temperatures. we are already with the next
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front, causing problems for the east coast, and seeing the cold air. two is the expected high after a brief warm up. there has been a little surge, a southerly flow of air. the last thing we saw is snow or ice. much warmer than the last two days. it gets us back to warmer. comparatively it feels like a heatwave. this continues on the way east by the time we hit monday. the coldest day for the midwest is tomorrow the cold air coming in for the east coast. enjoy the mild stuff while you have it. here is the system as it continues up the coastline. snow for the north-east some with warm air, sleet mixing in. most of this continues to clear out for the day as we get into tomorrow. but as we backtrack, that's the
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next region especially for sunday until monday morning. texas could get the snow with all of that. anywhere from the north-east to the four corns. we'll definitely see a lot of places with advisories up. that's pretty impressive with the system. >> commuters in washington d.c. were forced into the snow after faulty brakes caused a subway station to fill with smoke. it's the second time oakville forced an evacuation. last month a woman was killed and 84 sent to the hospital. no one was injured. washington d.c. is the second busiest in the country. ahead - in a deeper look super-bugs a growing threat drug-resistant bacteria in hospitals. >> wal-mart employees had welcome moves, we'll talk about
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the company's decision to raise wages. and a strike by oil refinery workers is spreading. now to the largest refinery.
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tonight we look at hospital-acquired infections and why they are difficult to contain and treat. 200 died after being exposed to a super-bug. we go jacob ward technology and science correspondent. >> we are sorry about some of the concern that the situation post for our patients and community. >> warnings are going out for patients at the ronald reagan medical center exposed to a possible super-bug. it's been linked to deaths infecting five others. >> it's a potent virulent organism causing death. >> the centre for disease control says cre is fating in
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50% of cases if it reaches a person's bloodstream. healthy people don't normally contract the infections. it is linked to endoscopes like these. the device is inserted down the throats of about 500,000 patients to treat cancer and other ailments of the digestive system. bacteria was found on two devices. hospitals routinely clean the scopes but the design makes the process difficult. >> if it's not cleaned out appropriately then it can spread from one person to another. >> reporter: officials say they have stopped using at least, and sent home at least 100 patients. on thursday the f.d.a. issued a warning to doctors saying following the cleaning instructions, it may not be enough to eliminate the bacteria. >> jacob ward reporting.
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u.c.l.a. deals with a super-bug outbreak many ask are hospitals doing enough to protect patients from infections. an attorney says no david fitzgerald lost his arms and legs after a hospital stay to treat an you'llser led to an -- ulcer led to app infection that was failed to be treated. he was aparded $500 million against a hospital. >> we received and deal with hospital-acquired infections. they become issues when they have not implemented and affected infection control programs. they are issues when medical devices have not been properly cleaned in between procedures so a bug is spread from person to person. they become an issue again when
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a special is messed. >> some super-bugs evolved to a point where antibiotics can't stop them. germs kill about half the victims. >> the issue of antibiotic resistance and over use and miss use are pressing concerns. they have become a problem. >> 47 states reported case but there are no national figures kept. sierra e is one of many types. others are mercer. according to the u.s. department of heath and human services, one in 25 inpatients has an infection related to hospital care. they cost the u.s. health care billions, and lead to the loss of tens of thousands of lives. patients and their families need
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to be prepared to ask medical providers, doctors, nurses technicians hard questions. have you lost your hand. is this piece of equipment clean, are you sure, have you checked it. following procedures like hand washing and disinfecting equipment, they are barriers in the fight against super-bugs. the center for disease control and others began to collect information, there's still limited information available to find out how well hospitals are dealing with the problem. >> joining us to talk about the risks of hospital stay is a professor of epidemiology at the university. he comes from portland a professor of infectious diseases. i appreciate you both joining us. my father is in annas teesia and
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my dad said the worst place for sickness is hospital. i had to get older to understand that. how frustrate something it that a patient come to the hospital to get better and they get sick. how frustrating is it to you as a medical professional. >> deeply frustrating. it's part and parcel of the medical care system. we have antibiotics that can protect us at the same time they have costs and some of the costs push bacteria in ways where the antibiotic armament doesn't work. >> would you like to weigh in on the safety? >> he's right. antibiotics is part of the problem. problems with infections in locations where people are treated have always existed. time out of mind for a variety of reasons. in part because people who come to hospital have a reason to come. they have reasons why they are
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more susceptible, or why you are performing surgery, which ops them up allowing organisms to get in as well as the fact that because people are with infections, others are exposed. there's many reasons. the other thing that you have to bear in mind is what you alluded to which is what are the things that people working at the hospital must do to reduce the risk that is in herntrent in coming to a health care facility. >> what are some of the most common hospital acquired infections, one that is we know about, ones that we don't? >> the ones that we do know about, mercer and see dead face ill being common and devastating. cres are concerning, particularly among patients that
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send time in the hospital system. sick people are likely to take antibiotics and be in the hospital creating a circumstance within which hospitals are there for this type of back tear yax. >> don't you have to give antibiotics to make these things go away. >> yes, but sometimes the use of antibiotics is not always appropriate. there's a collective action prftenlt everyone want to use it, no one wants to pay for it. doctors and patients - everyone wants to use the latest to take care of patients. what happens is sometimes we are not stewarting as well as we should creating super-bugs that are hard to kill. millions of infections and over 23,000 deaths. >> you are talking about the numbers. we have graphics. these super-bugs. they are immune to almost every weapon that doctors can throw at them. that is bad news for patients. more than a trillion people in
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the u.s. get infections resistant to antibiotics. 23,000 die as a result. the super-bug nightmare is playing out. it's making the rounds at other health care facilities. look at the map. the cre bacteria is prevalent. hitting 50 states. dr mardy, when we talk about this, as this is playing out. the fact that it's happening in other hospitals, are medical professionals in the facilities reminded of the protocol of the the things that should be top of mind for them. one of the wonderful things is the media bringing back to the attention of all hospital personal from people all the way through, of the importance of following an infection control protocol and having a good one
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adhered to by every person who is a staff member in a hospital. as well as having a programme that includes letting visitors know, patients know what they can do to reduce the risk of getting it when they come into a hospital or clinic. >> that is wonderful. i don't think a lot of people realise it can play a role in this as they go to the hospital. what times of things are you talking about? >> i'm talking about ensuring that they wash their hands when they come in. if they are visiting someone who has a cancer or diabetes or you know a compromised immune situation. make sure that they wear clean clothing, and if necessary, where gloves and masks, fresh and clop, and this is something visitors are doing. the patient has to be attuned to how they watch their hands and
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behave in hospital. and then something alluded to in your piece earlier, is you know, questioning their position. you didn't wear the white coat to see someone sicker than me did you doc? >> has anyone said that to you doctor? >> i think that's the reality of practicing med sunicine. >> as an epidemiologist, it's important that we tackle this from two angles. as noted. being your own best advocate is the responsibility of patient. the danger is important to make sure that as doctors move in and out of rooms, that they are washing their hands. that they are doing that when it is appropriate. that they are cleaning their equipment. and these are the things - the good news here is that infections have been down over the last seller years.
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we recognise that doctors are doing these things. as we push that it's important to think about how both sides of this works. >> you said that this is something that's been around for decades. what would you say is largely responsible for the progress that we had made in making the numbers go down. >> it's recognised that unfortunately there's an arms race between us and the bacteria. we can design create research develop antibiotics that are powerful. at the same time we recognise the bacteria evolving mechanisms. that's how evolution work. >> in that respect, there's an arms race we recognise that sometimes you won't need the nuclear bomb for something taken out by a gun. at the same time there has been a lot of awareness about how to wash hands.
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how important it is to make sure it's cleaned and watched before used by other patients. this is leading to the outcome which we hope which is the case that people can come to the hospital, get the best care and leave healthier than they came. >> is the bottom line besides all of these things that are important, does it help to get the patient out of the hospital. >> absolutely i want to echo what is said. we want to focus on which antibiotics for which infection. it slaps around a psychotic for something that may or may not be best. there's an interesting thing about the evolution of these things. a lot of the times when bacteria becomes resistant. it's wearing personal equipment. it's not comfortable. if we reduce the exposure, we can act adverse to a degree.
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the bacteria would not make the substances or allow is to be antibiotic resistant. >> let's hope all the workers that do the best they can stay on their toes. thank you both very much. >> thanks for having us. >> coming up 1.4 million americans work at wal-mart. half have received wage rises. despite a reputation for being progressive. silicon valley developed a trend of old-fashioned gender discrimination.
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the larger employer in the u.s. is trying to shake its image of a dead end job. wal-mart agreed to hike the prices paid to the workforce and improve job training. >> reporter: the global retail giant which earnt more than
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$16 million in profit became corporate greed to labour organizers and some disgruntled workers. >> the logo is save money, live better, workers will live better. workers will be rewarded for the service and given more chances. >> we are making changes to the pay, strengthening the opportunity to progress within the company. and offering more choice in scheduling. >> over the next year the company says it will boost wages to an average of $13 an hour for full-time workers, and $10 for those works less than $10 a week. it's below the average for most retail workers, but higher on average to what the lower paid workers are given. the announcement comes as wal-mart is reporting the first rise in shopper traffic. analysts say the concessions
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are, in part a response to competition among the merchants for better trained workers. the training wage falls short of the $15 minimum demanded by campaigners. >> that is not enough for a full-time worker to keep the family out of poverty. in fact, many workers are not fall-time workers. >> meanwhile, the white house wants congress to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in five years. half the states this year are raising their own levels. a handful of them as much as what wal-mart will be offering joining us to discuss wal-mart's decision and the impact is an employment attorney. and we appreciate you joining us. why now? >> well i think that wal-mart is reacting to market pressures
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in the united states and specifically since 2009. unemployment rates are dropping consistently. it's simply harasser to retain and higher talented workers at bare minimum. recognising that wal-mart is making a move to retain and hire better work exercise boost moral and provide customers with a better experience. >> and it makes them look good too, does it snotnot? >> wal-mart demonstrated in the past that it's not too sensitive to pr. they have been hammered about wages for some time. >> and hammered about the fact that some are not allowed enough thours be eligible -- hours to be eligible for benefits might that be something they are considering? >> you hope so. in addition to wage problems
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and also the lack of consistent predictable schedules, the primary complaint of wal-mart workers is the classification is part-time. their ineligibility for benefits. they are - their lack of predict ability and how much money they'll take home. >> because wal-mart is the largest employer in the country, are they in a position to set the standard for other companies to follow suit? >> that's the million dollar question. the largest employer not only in the country, but the world. the manner in which this sets a flaw for other employers, direct competitors, will be interesting to see. target - you have to imagine they will too. companies that are not in the same industry and don't tart the same workers, like mcdonald's, maybe won't. it will be interesting to see
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how the market will react. >> over the past year we have seen workers at mcdonald's demanding higher wages. is there down sides to this? >> well it's hard i think, to see it. from the labour side of course. >> it's a win. >> it's a win. it's also - you know what they are demanding is a significantly higher rate than $15. it's a step in the right direction. from their perspective this is a failure of government. it hasn't been able to mandate it. they have made a positive move. at the same time there is the question of whether it's enough to keep the workers satisfied. >> thank you, george. thank you for that on the changes. salaries in silicon valley
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are competitive. not for everyone. it has a disturb track record when it comes to gender equality. roxana saberi reports. >> they trade guys until they have the right group. >> h.b.o. a satire some see as sexist as the place that inspired it. high tech is a boys' club. look at the male to female employee ratios at google. facebook linked in microsoft and yahoo!. it finds its way into pay. c.e.o. got scott into hot water when he gave this advice to female tech workers who want a raise. >> it's not about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will give you the race raises as you go along. >> reporter: within hours he
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admitted he was wrong, but it drew attention to a culture that plunged the depths of miz onliany. from it criticized girls who are fours and behave like they are 9s. sexism is hardly unique but the states are higher. the innovations and start-ups in silicon valley give the united states a competitive option in the global economy. failing to fully leverage the talent and ideas women bring to the table and the whole country could lose out. >> we are probably losing out on important, you know potential pioneering companies that could drive employment and change consumers and businesses.
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silicon valley backed including such companies are the exception. male founders are three times as likely to get emails for venture capital. another study found women-led tech firms received a higher return on investment than male-led firms. still, silicon valley is scrutinized for the sexism that it shows. >> my greatest fear is that women will not come to silicon valley from starting their own. seeking careers. coming up taking a black history moment too far.
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one of n.a.s.c.a.r.'s popular drivers sidelined from the altona 500 as a result of domestic violence.
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sports are getting ready to unload a backload of goods, after a deal between labour and a 5-year deal. it could take months to clear the backhaul. a nationwide oil refinery strike spread to port arthur texas and the largest refinery. workers safety, wages, were among the issues. now, a closer look at the refinery. the reasons behind the strikes, and the people it affects.
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>> reporter: 3 is-year-old amy perry is a single mum. she worked in toledo for five years. the strike made the future uncertain. how long could you go with four kids without? >> not long not long at all. comfortably a month, if i stretch and push maybe two months taking everything out of the equation going back to eating like before. >> reporter: the walk out has not gone on long enough for union strike pay to kick in. >> some workers earnt about $30 an hour. many saved money in anticipation for this. they are looking for temporary work. >> i look for temporary work. other than that i can pull through it. >> the nationwide walk out
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begone when talks between the united steel workers union and shell oil, the lead negotiator between the countries broke down setting the stage for the largest strike in the u.s. since 1980. >> there are quite a few on the line who are terrified. >> absolutely. >> it's a very strange time. it's anxious for all of us. in the past decade. hundreds of workers were killed on the job. hiring more union workers make the work place safer. >> we have good wages and benefits. we work in a dangerous environment. and so for us it's about staffing levels. if you can't go home the way you came in it's not worth it. >> the b.p. refineries are operating using replace. workers. the company told us in a statement:
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university of toledo law reform said there could be national implications. >> the interesting thing is gas prices have gone to lows that we have not seen in decades. if there was a significant change this prices they'd go up. that wouldn't affect everyone. >> i want everything to be fair it's important to me. i want to go to work come home and see my children. >> so far they have not reached an agreement. the strike is among many that
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continue to hit the picket line no matter the cost 50 years since the assassination of cal come x. a ceremony was held today at the site where he was murdered in 1965. it has been turned into the malcolm x memorial and education center. his daughter said her father changed the course of the civil rights movement. >> a thing about malcolm is he redefined the civil rights movement. we are focussing on schools, integrating housing. malcolm said that we demand our human rights by any means necessary. >> she was 2.5 years old when her father was killed. >> there are campaigns rolled out. some companies crossed the line into what state are
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exploitation. >> it looks like a civil rights documentary. martin luther king's march on washington d.c. but, in fact it's a wal-mart add celebrating black history month. west airlines, black history month. it is not a new phenomenon but the outrage over the adds is. >> anger, frustration, upset over marketing. this is an activist an organizers on social media, and we asked him to gauge what twitter monitors thought of campaign. shoes and apparel. 28 different products honouring black history month. this was posted on twitter. nike said it's celebrating
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athletes and leaders with influence, global culture. >> that's not how many saw it: mokking bay says: many of the 32,000 followers are black. politically active under 30, and outraged. >> this hit a nerve because exploiting black culture for profit and gape is not honouring his death. >> he was one of many organizers behind the protests in ferguson and around the country. he says social media plays a huge role in the lives of young black americans. >> mass media is the power of creating and shaping the narrative. while social media is finding a
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chance to create the own narratives. uplifting and shaping the narratives. >> it's where they are organised. you can send out a tweet saying everywhere meet us at this location. and in 15 minutes there's 200 at the location. >> a whopping 90% use social media. more blacks are on twitter than whites. it's referred to. some of the most popular hash tags of 2014 involved race like hashtag "i can't breathe", and black lives matter. >> it's one reason why companies might want to take heed. >> one of n.a.s.c.a.r.'s top racers has been backhanded. kurt busch has been suspended for assaulting his
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ex-girlfriend. he's appealing the detention. coming up on al jazeera. laying the cable, 60 miles above the surface of the earth. aboard the international space station. post-traumatic stress disorder is being portrayed in some of this year's top oscar-nominated films. coming up, taking a black history moment too far. one of n.a.s.c.a.r.'s popular drivers sidelined from the altona 500 as a result of domestic violence.
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>> you have to tilt and lift the outer edge of the panel. >> that's what the cable guy sounds like when working 260 miles above the earth. two astronauts reconvened the park. astronauts are running a total of 764 feet of cable. they'll need two more space walks to finish the job. when done they'll be preparing to dock with the commercial spacecraft in 2017.
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>> hollywood's big night is 24 hours away. live pictures of the preparations underway, but, look, i - yes. for the 87th academy awards. these are the big ones. the canopies are up outside the dolby theatre because it might rain. this will be the first time neil patrick harris hosts. he's good at this. he hosted the tony's and the emmy. one movie up for oscars is getting attention. "america sniper" explores what it's like for veterans to come home. >> we have a responsibility to provide veterans and wounded warriors with the care and benefits they earnt when they came home. >> that was the promise. the reality. >> if that's what they want why are you making things so damn hard. >> reporter: mike served in iraq surviving bombings they are still dying. it's post-traumatic stress disorder p.t.s.d. which is
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taking them now. it nearly took him two. now there's hitting on a global scale. more veterans are killing themselves. it keeps getting higher. we feel remorse. it kills us. >> reporter: p.t.s.d. is big news in hood. "american sniper" best picture is line to win, because a man who took the life of the man portrayed is claiming p.t.s.d. this is a stark look at the men and women who man the help lines, talking suicidal war veterans out of killing themselves. there are around 22 million war veterans in the united states. they represent under 10% of this country's homeless population. los angeles county has the highest concentration, and it is a hugely political issue.
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the mayor has vowed to get them off the streets into a home by the end of this year alone. statistically they are more likely to commit suicide than nonveterans, especially within three years of returning home. >> as for mike. there has been dark times, lots of them. but it's getting easier. he says that is down to bain who never leaves his side and helped to save his life. >> i had planned out how i was going to exit this world. he got on the knife and kind of shrugged down. i'm screaming at him, get off the knife. he didn't do it. he looked at me. i broke down crying and grabbed him close, promising i'd never do it again. and that i would re pay him. and thank you.
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>> the cos cores may show p.t.s.d. to the wider world. many will struggle. for mike she's trying to close the door on his experience. finally this evening a massachusetts man find something in his food at a restaurant. turns out it was a rare pearl in a seafood stew. a massachusetts police officer was out with his wife when they found an egg-shaped item. they kept it. it could be worth more than $15,000, and will find out in an auction this month. the officer wants to buy a corvette, the wife says "no," they are getting a new kitchen. >> bright red envelopes and money are given to family friends and colleagues to celebrate the year in china. this year a promotion is to
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compete for lucky money by shaking smart phones. 11 billion are recorded. random money was distributed through digital red envelopes. i'm richelle carey in new york. i'll be back with another hour of news the 11:00 p.m. eastern. keep it here. on "america tonight", the weekend edding. this is the show. the up and comer of this fashion week is august getty, 20 years old. there are people that say you are trading your name. >> you can't buy your name in you really can't. no matter who you are or where you are from. >> reporter: it started with a


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